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SRABC | Upcoming Events for Stroke Survivors

Below is a list of events put on by SRABC and its sister organizations that may be of benefit to stroke survivors and caregivers in BC.

  • Wed
    05
    Feb
    2014
    2:00 pmGF Strong 4255 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9 Room 189

    Happy New Year!  Kelly Sharp will be offering the first Building Community Connections workshop for 2014 on February 5, 2014 at GFS from 6-8 pm in room 189. If you are interested please contact Kelly Sharp to register at 604-737-6269. Please see attached brochure for future dates and for more information.

    Building Community Connections 2014

  • Wed
    26
    Feb
    2014
    1 pm to 2:30 pmNanaimo Brain Injury Society: 285 Prideaux Street (at Fitzwilliam Street)

     FINDING YOUR WAY AFTER STROKE 

    5-WEEK COMMUNITY EDUCATION SERIES FOR STROKE SURVIVORS & FAMILY CAREGIVERS

    Starting Wednesday February 26th, stroke survivors and family caregivers are invited to attend a 5- week community stroke recovery education series.  The series takes place at the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society located at 285 Prideaux Street in Nanaimo.  Sessions start at 1:00 pm and are 90 minutes in length.

    Participants will learn: 

    • Coping with change and stress after stroke
    • How to get what you need from your care team
    • Building supports in your community
    • Your New Normal: redefining yourself after stroke
    • “Life after Stroke” - ways to cope with life not just in the days right after the stroke, but the weeks, months and years after the hospital stay ends.
    • Gaining increasing independence and life enjoyment after a stroke.

    Participants will also meet other stroke survivors and caregivers and will leave with knowledge, tools, skills and information that will in the journey through life after a stroke. They’ll learn life will never be the same again - but that it can be productive, enjoyable, and sometimes, even better.  There is life after stroke.

    Start Date: Wednesday February 26, 2014

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Location: Nanaimo Brain Injury Society
    285 Prideaux Street (at Fitzwilliam Street)
    Sessions run for 5 weeks

    To register or for more information, please call:
    Wendy Johnstone at (250) 650-2359 or at vancouverislandsrabc@gmail.com

    Community Stroke Recovery Education Series Poster

  • Tue
    18
    Mar
    2014
    12:15 pm675 E 17th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

    YOGA-BASED GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

    For Individuals With Neurological Conditions 

    6-Week Spring Series: March 18 – April 22, 2014.

    Tuesday nights 5:30-6:45pm 

    A customized Yoga-style program with personalized instruction

    and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.  

    These small group classes are designed specifically for individuals with neurological conditions and are led by a physiotherapist with Hatha yoga teacher training.  These classes are designed to cover the basics of breathing, stretching, and strengthening with a focus on yoga principles.    

    For more information please contact 604-321-5807 or reception@neuro-ability.ca

    Neuro-Ability Yoga Info Sheet- Winter 2014

  • Fri
    18
    Apr
    2014
    Thu
    24
    Apr
    2014
    Camp Squamish

    A weekend camp event for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers and Friends.  

    April 18-24 2014. 

    Cost is $225 including meals from Good Friday Dinner to Lunch Easter Monday and transportation from the lower mainland.

    Registration begins after Labour Day.  

    For more info or to register online please go to TurtleTalk.ca

  • Sat
    03
    May
    2014
    12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Room 428, 1103 - 4720 Metrotown Tower II, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

    Open to anyone providing unpaid care or support to a friend or family member who is aging, ill, or living with a disability

    • We Invite All Caregivers to Take a Break during BC’s Caregiver Week 2014

    • Relax, Mingle and Learn!

    • Location - Room 428, 1103 - 4720 Metrotown Tower II, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC (enter through the front doors of the building)

    • 12:30-1:00 Registration and free refreshments
    • 1:00-2:00 Guest speaker – ‘Caregiving; the cycle of giving and receiving’ - Dr. Donna Propowski, psychologist. Donna Paproski, PhD, Registered Psychologist has private practice in psychotherapy using strategies to cultivate mindful awareness, acceptance, and insight. By fully experiencing emotions and thoughts in the moment, we are better equipped to clarify our personal values and act in ways that are consistent with those values. Research studies have demonstrated that this therapeutic approach is effective for clients coping with significant life changes and chronic illness, as well as depression, anxiety, and many other concerns.
    • 2:00-3:00 Social time with free refreshments

    • Register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GDWHLQJ

    For more information please see the: BC Caregiver Week Special Event Poster

  • Tue
    20
    May
    2014
    Tuesday nights 5:30-6:45 pm675 East 17th Avenue (at Fraser Street) Vancouver, BC V5V 1B5

    Neuro-Ability is pleased to offer another 6-week sessions of adapted group exercise classes based on yoga principles.  These classes are led by a physiotherapist and start the week of May 20, 2014.

    These small group classes are designed specifically for individuals with neurological conditions and are led by a physiotherapist with Hatha yoga teacher training.  They are designed to cover the basics of breathing, stretching, and strengthening with a focus on yoga principles.   

    Please see attached document for details of the classes.

    If interested please contact reception@neuro-ability.ca or call 604-321-5807

    For more information please see the info sheet below:

    Neuro-Ability Info Sheet forSpring 2014 Classes

  • Mon
    09
    Jun
    2014
    9:30 pmStuart Nechako Manor, 3297 Hospital Road, Vanderhoof

    Strides for Strokes is an annual sponsored run/walk/wheel and an important source of fundraising for SRABC’s Branches. It is an opportunity for SRABC members to raise money for programs that help stroke survivors to become more included in their community. Above all, it is a chance for us to help ourselves. Whether you wheel, walk, or run, going as far as you can makes every stride count, and support stroke recovery!

    For more information please contact:

    Coordinator: Penny Swales

    Phone: 250-567-3966

    Email: vanderhoofstrokerecovery@gmail.com

  • Tue
    10
    Jun
    2014
    Thu
    04
    Dec
    2014
    Various-Please See PosterThroughout the Fraser Region

    Throughout the Fraser Region, Fraser Health will be offering  2 workshops being facilitated by local Community REDi teams in various community settings throughout the Fraser Health region. 

    Understanding Stroke

    This is a two hour workshop for stroke survivors and their caregivers.  Focus is on mechanism of stroke, recovery and strategies for functioning independently post stroke.  Opportunity to ask questions, meet with other stroke survivors, a discussion on stroke prevention strategies and facilitated learning with rehab professionals. 

    Building Community Connections

    This is a two hour workshop for stroke survivors and their care-givers with a focus on community programs and supports in local communities.  There will be opportunity for discussion, networking with other stroke survivors, rehab professionals and guest speakers. 

    These workshops have been developed out of the pilot work done provincially by GF Strong in 2011.

    For more information, location, dates and times please see the posters below.

    Building Community Connections

    Understanding Stroke

     

  • Wed
    11
    Jun
    2014
    6:00pm-8:00 pm G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre 4255 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9 Room 189

    Kelly Sharp, BSc OT, is facilitating a “Building Community Connections Workshop” on June 11th from 6-8 pm at GFS in room 189. This is a workshop for Survivors, Families & Friends of people with a stroke or brain injury to come and learn about some of the services and programs available in their communities. 

    For more information please see the poster and the brochure

    If you have any questions please contact Kelly Sharp:
    Phone: 604-737-6269
    Email: kelly.sharp@vch.ca

  • Sat
    14
    Jun
    2014
    Registration: 9:30 a.m. John Lawson Park in West Vancouver (17th St. & Bellevue Ave.)

    Strides for Strokes is an annual sponsored run/walk/wheel and an important source of fundraising for SRABC’s Branches. It is an opportunity for SRABC members to raise money for programs that help stroke survivors to become more included in their community. Above all, it is a chance for us to help ourselves. Whether you wheel, walk, or run, going as far as you can makes every stride count, and support stroke recovery!

    For more information please contact:

    Coordinator: Gail Snelling

    Phone: 778-340-5803

    Email:pc@nssrc.org 

  • Tue
    17
    Jun
    2014
    12:30 pmShaughnessy Heights United Church 1550 West 33 Ave, Vancouver

    Strides for Strokes is an annual sponsored run/walk/wheel and an important source of fundraising for SRABC’s Branches. It is an opportunity for SRABC members to raise money for programs that help stroke survivors to become more included in their community. Above all, it is a chance for us to help ourselves. Whether you wheel, walk, or run, going as far as you can makes every stride count, and support stroke recovery!

    For more information please contact:

    VANCOUVER DOUGLAS PARK

    Coordinator: Mandy Channa

    Phone: 604-816-1146

    Email: douglasparkstrokerecovery@gmail.com

    or 

    VANCOUVER SHAUGHNESSY

    Coordinators: Peggy Kane and Joanne Patterson

    Phone: 604-261-7619 and 604-732-4486

    Email: pfitz@shaw.ca and shaughnessystrokerecovery@gmail.com

  • Sun
    22
    Jun
    2014
    11:00am-1:00pmDogwood Pavilion 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam – enter off Winslow Avenue

    Strides for Strokes is an annual sponsored run/walk/wheel and an important source of fundraising for SRABC’s Branches. It is an opportunity for SRABC members to raise money for programs that help stroke survivors to become more included in their community. Above all, it is a chance for us to help ourselves. Whether you wheel, walk, or run, going as far as you can makes every stride count, and support stroke recovery!

    For more information please contact:

    Coordinator: Margaret Hansen

    Phone: 604-927-6093

    Email: mhansen@coquitlam.ca 

  • Thu
    26
    Jun
    2014
    10:00am - 1:00pm MacLean Park 710 Keefer Street (@ Heatley Avenue) followed by lunch at Strathcona Community Centre 601 Keefer St., Vancouver

    Strides for Strokes is an annual sponsored run/walk/wheel and an important source of fundraising for SRABC’s Branches. It is an opportunity for SRABC members to raise money for programs that help stroke survivors to become more included in their community. Above all, it is a chance for us to help ourselves. Whether you wheel, walk, or run, going as far as you can makes every stride count, and support stroke recovery!

    For more information please contact:

    Coordinator: Pat Chow

    Phone: 604-713-1850

    Email: patricia.chow@vancouver.ca 

  • Sat
    20
    Sep
    2014
    9:00am-12:00pmPeace Arch Park, Surrey, B.C.

    Strides for Strokes is an annual sponsored run/walk/wheel and an important source of fundraising for SRABC’s Branches. It is an opportunity for SRABC members to raise money for programs that help stroke survivors to become more included in their community. Above all, it is a chance for us to help ourselves. Whether you wheel, walk, or run, going as far as you can makes every stride count, and support stroke recovery!

    For more information please contact:

    Coordinator: Judith McBride

    Phone: 604-671-7761

    Email: jmcbride@mcgi.ca 

    Coordinator: Gayl Hutchison

    Phone: 604-536-4673

    Email: wrstroke@shaw.ca

  • Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014
    Tue
    07
    Oct
    2014
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Canada’s premier meeting for researchers, clinicians and policymakers working in the field of stroke is heading to the west coast!

    Join us for the 5th Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 4 – 7, 2014. Planning is already underway for what promises to be another world-class meeting bringing together Canada’s best and brightest minds in stroke research, prevention, care and recovery. Be sure to hold these dates in your 2014 calendar and stay tuned as we update our website with all the information you need to know!

    The purpose of the Congress is to provide a uniquely Canadian forum in which participants reflecting “bench- to-bedside-to-community” perspectives of stroke can exchange ideas, collaborate, and learn about innovation in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery.

    As the CSN winds down, the Canadian Stroke Congress will continue under the leadership of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

    Abstracts from the 2013 Canadian Stroke Congress in Montreal are now available for viewing online in the AHA Stroke journal.

  • Wed
    19
    Nov
    2014
    6-9pmSocial Services Seminar Room 189 GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver

    Understanding Stroke:
    A Workshop for Family & Friends

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    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
    6-9pm

    Social Services Seminar Room 189
    GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
    4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver

    You will learn about:
    • How the brain works
    • Changes that happen after a stroke
    • Practical strategies to help
    • Life after stroke and resources to help you and your family through your journey

    Dr. Yao & Helena will be the facilitators

    For questions and registration,
    Call 604-737-6221 or email helena.jung@vch.ca

    For more details please see the Event Poster